10 Most Viral K-Pop Songs Of All Time

Thanks to its unique fusion of enticing songs, polished choreography, and production values, as well as an inexhaustible stream of gorgeous South Korean artists who spend years honing their singing and dancing skills in rigorous studio environments, K-pop has become a truly worldwide phenomenon. The love for K-pop has led to a lot of their songs being increasingly popular. If you want to check out the best of the best, here is a list of the most viral K-pop songs!

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1. “No Other” by Super Junior 
The “No Other” music video by Super Junior has now received 100 million YouTube views! The music video for “No Other,” a track from Super Junior’s fourth full-length album “Bonamana,” was released on July 7, 2010. After “Mr. Simple,” “Bonamana,” and “Sorry Sorry,” “No Other” has become Super Junior’s fourth music video to accomplish this feat.

2. “Gentleman” by PSY 
Psy, a South Korean singer, released his 19th single, “Gentleman,” as a K-pop song on April 12, 2013 (KST). The song is the follow-up to his global breakthrough single “Gangnam Style,” which had amassed over 1.5 billion YouTube views at the time of the release of “Gentleman.”

3. “Oppa Is Just My Style” (“Gangnam Style 2”) by PSY & Hyuna 
The impact of “Gangnam Style” was clear and it increased awareness of K-pop. Followed by which, this song became viral as well.

4. “DNA” by BTS 
BTS, a South Korean boy band, has a song called “DNA” that was recorded in both Korean and Japanese. The lead single from the group’s fifth extended play, Love Yourself: Her (2017), was made available in Korea on September 18, 2017, via Big Hit Entertainment. On December 6, 2017, Universal Music Japan released the song’s Japanese translation as part of a triple A-side single album that also featured the Japanese versions of the songs “Mic Drop” and the brand-new, original song “Crystal Snow.” “Hitman” Bang, Supreme Boi, KASS, Suga, RM, and Pdogg all contributed to the writing of both versions; the latter six were fully responsible for production. The music is included in the band’s third compilation album, Love Yourself: Answer, as a “Pedal 2 LA” remix (2018).

5. “Fire” by BTS 
The South Korean boy band BTS recorded the song “Fire” for their debut compilation album, The Most Beautiful Moment In Life: Young Forever (2016). Big Hit released the original Korean version on May 2 in South Korea, and on September 7 in Japan as part of their full-length album Youth, distributed by Universal Music Japan and Virgin Music-Def Jam Recordings. This is one of the best and most viral K-pop songs of all time!

6. “TT” by Twice 
Twice, a South Korean girl group, has a song called “TT.” On October 24, 2016, JYP Entertainment made the song available as the third extended play’s lead single, Twicecoaster: Lane 1. Black Eyed Pilseung and Sam Lewis, in that order, wrote the lyrics and created the music. The acronym “TT” stands for a tearful or depressed emoticon.

7. “Daddy” by PSY ft. CL 
Psy, a South Korean rapper, collaborated with CL from 2NE1 on the song “Daddy.” The song’s release date was delayed from its initial 2014 date to November 30, 2015 in order to make more enhancements. It was released as the lead single from his sixth studio album, Chiljip Psy-da, through YG Entertainment (2015). It uses hooks from the 2007 song “I Got It from My Mama” by will.i.am.

8. “As If It’s Your Last” by Blackpink 
Blackpink, a South Korean girl group, released the song “As If It’s Your Last” on their album. On June 22, 2017, YG Entertainment made the song available to digital outlets as a standalone single. Teddy Park, Brother Su, Choice37, Lydia Paek, and Future Bounce all contributed to the song’s composition. Teddy, Lydia Paek, and Teddy Park also co-produced it. The song “As If It’s Your Last” has a synth-pop, house, reggae, and moombahton musical style, and its lyrics are about falling in and out of love.

9. “Fantastic Baby” by Bigbang 
Big Bang, a South Korean boy band, released a song titled “Fantastic Baby.” On February 29, 2012, YG Entertainment released it as a digital download and streaming single in conjunction with the release of the group’s fourth extended play (EP), Alive (2012). Members T.O.P, G-Dragon, and longtime group collaborator Teddy Park wrote the song, with the latter two also handling production and songwriting. Wow, fantastic baby and “boom shakalaka” are just two of the many catchphrases that “Fantastic Baby” includes into its loud, aural, and dynamic electropop, EDM, hip hop, and hip house music.

10. “Boombayah” by Blackpink 
Blackpink, a South Korean female group, has a song called “Boombayah.” On August 8, 2016, YG Entertainment released it along with “Whistle” in the group’s Square One digital debut single album. “Boombayah” topped the Billboard World Digital Song Sales list in its first week of sales and reached its highest point at number 7 in South Korea. The first K-pop debut music video to exceed 1 billion views on YouTube was “Boombayah” on October 13, 2020.

This is our list of this most viral K-pop songs. Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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